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Old 10-02-2012, 03:40   #11
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Test as soon as you can after you wake up, waiting till after your shower gives your body plenty of time to raise your BG level. When first Dxed I could wake up in the 90's but if I didn't eat soon my BG level would rapidly climb to the mid 100's.
Thanks for that advice - I'll try that starting first thing tomorrow.

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This is John's simple description of the "Dawn Phenomenon". You can get a more scientific description here: Why Is Blood Sugar Highest in the Morning?

Come morning, our bodies send out a "wake up call".

Our liver gets the message "check glucose please". Based on what our typical figure was, the liver will dump what it considers an appropriate level of glucose into the blood stream. If we are in the habit of running high, that could be quite a lot.

The pancreas gets the message "insulin please". For a non diabetic, it releases enough insulin to do the job. For us it responds with "out of stock".

So a non diabetic gets a nice alert morning, we just get high blood glucose.

Long term, our answer is to re-educate the liver on the correct level needed. Short term, we need to persuade it that we are not starving, and some find that a low carb snack just before bed helps.

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I keep forgetting the snack but I do need to try earlier readings because now that I think about it, I usually test right before I leave which is about an hour after I get up to shower.

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Yea test as soon as possible then throw a chunk of cheese or something in your mouth to let your liver know your in charge. Coffee with lots of heavy cream and coconut oil works well too.

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This is John's simple description of the "Dawn Phenomenon". You can get a more scientific description here: Why Is Blood Sugar Highest in the Morning?

Come morning, our bodies send out a "wake up call".

Our liver gets the message "check glucose please". Based on what our typical figure was, the liver will dump what it considers an appropriate level of glucose into the blood stream. If we are in the habit of running high, that could be quite a lot.

The pancreas gets the message "insulin please". For a non diabetic, it releases enough insulin to do the job. For us it responds with "out of stock".

So a non diabetic gets a nice alert morning, we just get high blood glucose.

Long term, our answer is to re-educate the liver on the correct level needed. Short term, we need to persuade it that we are not starving, and some find that a low carb snack just before bed helps.
Thank you!

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Yea test as soon as possible then throw a chunk of cheese or something in your mouth to let your liver know your in charge. Coffee with lots of heavy cream and coconut oil works well too.
That helps! Thank you!

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good idea... thanks I'm finding similar problem cept this morning I had some ham and it shot up! Not sure wtf was going on...

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If you are fortunate to have late DP, that is your FBG is ok but your BG climbs rapidly after you wake up, you can experiment with different foods and varying amounts of food to see what will stop the rise in BG. You will need first to fast in the morning taking your BG periodically until you see your peek BG and then when your body starts to bring it back down on its own. This will give you a baseline to compare different foods to.

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Yea test as soon as possible then throw a chunk of cheese or something in your mouth to let your liver know your in charge.
I have an ounce of Kerrygold cheese (mmmm.....) with my coffee first thing in the morning. Take THAT, liver!

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